About That Kanye American Idol Performance: Fact Checking Seacrest

I know, petty but, here's Ryan Seacrest on American Idol last night: "He's been dominating the charts since he came on the scene nine years ago. Here to perform his number one "Heartless" from his multi-platinum album, 808s & Heartbreak, it is: the one and only Kanye West!" Cue fearsome performance. But this raises a curious question. Did 808s somehow go platinum twice? Just a week ago, SOHH (admittedly, not the most trustworthy news source) had Nielsen SoundScan's numbers for 808s at 1,386,000 copies sold: single-platinum and change. Did he somehow sell 700,000 copies in the interim?


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